Korean Lepr Bull.  2002 Jul;35(1):89-121.

An analytical on the dental cares in leprous patients

  • 1National Sorok Hospital, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the oral health care conditions of patients who have Leprous disease, which is an infectious disease fixed for the third-class by law, to understand oral health care methods and effects of infectious disease patient, and to analyse those methods and effects in order to apply them to the national oral health occupation baseline data for utilizing continuous oral health occupation and to the treatment for handicapped person. he objects for this study were 7,491 patients(male:4,511, female:2,980) treated in the oral health center among Leprous disease patients, residents in the Sorokdo from 1995, May 1st to 1999, April 30th. We divided them into the first, second, third preventive care group according to the year by preventive classification of oral disease, analysed oral health statistics, classification according to the sex, age, practice, and each consultation hours. The subdivided results carrying out continuous oral health care system for four years were as follows: 1. The distribution for the age indicated that the number of 70-79 year-old patients group was the most, 2,169 and that of 60-69 year-old patients group was the second, 2,406. 2. All the number of consultation hours was 13,454. The consultation hours of first preventive care group were 1,359, 10.1% of them (male:812 female:547), the second group 3,942, 29.3%(male:2,103 female:1,839), the third 8,153, 60.6%(male:5,524 female:2,629) 3. The results of oral health care conditions indicated that DMF rate was 99.2% of them, DMFT rate 59.2%, DMF index 18.9, DT rate 2.6%, FT rate 7.4%, MT rate 49.1%, CPITN0 5%, CPITN10%, CPITN2 24%, CPITN3 71%. 4. It was analysed that the number of patients treated with continuous bridgework was 60 and that the number of patients wearing complete denture and partial denture was 290.

MeSH Terms

Communicable Diseases
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Disabled Persons
DMF Index
Oral Health
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